Funeral services for 86-year old Mr. Leslie B. Peters will be held Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam with Pastor Lee Sweeney officiating. Burial will follow in the Bayside Cemetery in Potsdam. Friends may call at the Seymour Funeral Home inPotsdam on Friday afternoon and Friday evening from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.
If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice and Palliative Care, 6805 U. S. Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676, or to the United Helpers Maplewood Campus Activities Fund, 205 State Street Road, Canton, New York 13617. Mr. Peters died November 22, 2011 at the United Helpers Maplewood Campus in Canton.
Survivors include his wife, Florence of Potsdam; two sons, Richard Peters of Colton, and James Peters of Norfolk; a daughter, Mrs. Linda (Geoff) Cary of Sanfordville; a sister, Mavis Cota of Potsdam; and several grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Leslie was predeceased by five brothers, Clayton, Lawrence, William, Kenneth and Richard Peters.
He was born in Canton, on June 30, 1925 the son of Harold H. and Elizabeth Wynne Peters. He served in the U. S. Army in WW II in Europe. Leslie worked at the Reynolds Metals Company in Massena as a Pot Room Tender for many years. He was a 50-year member of the American Legion Post 74 in Potsdam. Leslie was the primary organizer in raising funds to provide a flag pole and flag at the Maplewood Campus of United Helpers in Canton.
The Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam, is in charge of arrangements.